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    Gallus Gallus DomesticUS - Thursday Diveretere/notice

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 12:18:49 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Kentucky, Chickens, Constitutionality, Congress' Role, De-fund, Obamacare, Or-Its-All-Over, Dan Benishek, Bill Huizenga, Dave Camp, Justin Amash, Fred Upton, Tim Walberg, Mike Rogers, Candace Miller, Kerry, Bentivolio (all tags)

    I have seen Mitch McConnell 'spine-up' before, but this advertisement encouraging Republicans in KY to put pressure on the Minority leader drives home an important point.

    The 'nuclear option' is at hand.  Surrender is not an option, and any funding for Obamacare is an endorsement of it. Any federal overreach such as this MUST be pushed back by our representatives in whatever way available.  If the last resort is a shutdown of an extra-constitutional government so-be-it.  No Republican principles are served in the absence of courage. Kentucky voters are rightfully advised to talk to their US Senator who will be up for his seat next year.

    And THESE Guys need to hear from you as well.

    Dan Benishek 1st District Bill Huizenga 2nd District Justin Amash 3rd District Dave Camp 4th District Fred Upton 6th District Tim Walberg 7th District Mike Rogers 8th District Candice Miller 10th District Kerry Bentivolio 11th District  

    Enjoy the show below the fold.

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    Freedom Index

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 12:46:00 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Freedom Index, Constitution, Sen. Carl Levin, 13%, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, 18%, CD-1, Dan Benishek, 70%, CD-2, Bill Huizenga, 76%, CD-3, Justin Amash, 93%, CD-4, Dave Camp, 53%, CD-5, Daniel Kildee, 30%, CD-6, Fred Upton, 48%, CD-7, Tim Walberg, 71%, CD-8, Mike Rogers, 51%, CD-9, Sander Levin, 16%, CD-10, Candice Miller, CD-11, Kerry Bentivolio, 80%, CD-12, John Dingell, 21%, CD-13, John Conyers, 28%, CD-14, Gary Peters, 15% (all tags)

    The 2013 Update of the Freedom Index is out.

    The Freedom Index: A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution rates congressmen based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements. The percentages below are cumulative scores are based on key votes from 1999 through 2013. Click on a senator's or representative's name to get a detailed breakdown of his or her voting record.


    Sen. Carl Levin - 13%
    Sen. Debbie Stabenow - 18%
    Dist.1: Dan Benishek - 70%
    Dist.2: Bill Huizenga - 76%
    Dist.3: Justin Amash - 93%
    Dist.4: Dave Camp - 53%
    Dist.5: Daniel Kildee - 30%
    Dist.6: Fred Upton - 48%
    Dist.7: Tim Walberg - 71%
    Dist.8: Mike Rogers - 51%
    Dist.9: Sander Levin - 16%
    Dist.10: Candice Miller - 51%
    Dist.11: Kerry Bentivolio - 80%
    Dist.12: John Dingell - 21%
    Dist.13: John Conyers - 28%
    Dist.14: Gary Peters - 15%

    48? 51? 53 percent constitutionally competent?  We KNOW the Democrats have abandoned any allegiance to the constitution, but its truly disturbing how 'our side' has characters that would so willingly disregard the TRUE rule of law.

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    And How Are Michigan Legislators Weighing In?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 02:21:32 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Health Care, Purse Strings, Constitution, Section VIII #1, The Power Of Congress, Congress, Candace Miller, Dave Camp, Bill Huizinga, Justin Amash, Mike Rogers, Dan Benishek, Tim Walberg, Fred Upton, Kerry Bentivolio (all tags)

     Bozell: GOP Talks to Exempt Lawmakers and Staff From ObamaCare "Ultimate Hypocrisy"

    Today 'ForAmerica' Chairman L. Brent Bozell III released a statement regarding reports that Republican leadership in Congress is in secret negotiations to exempt themselves and their staffs from ObamaCare.

    "Recent news reports reveal that the Republican leadership in Congress is participating in the ultimate hypocrisy: months of secret meetings with Democrats to betray the most important promise they made to their supporters in 2010. Rather than forcing repeal of ObamaCare, they are discussing exempting themselves and their staffs from it. This is what Third World dictators and tyrannical kings do - they create mandates for the supposed `good' of the peasants, while exempting themselves from the burdens of their whims. Our message is clear: stop these secret meetings immediately and get to work defunding and repealing ObamaCare so everyone, not just you and your staff, can be freed from its burdens."
    Been on THIS before.

    Back in 2010 Dave Camp PROMISED to defund as a mission of last resort, the Obamacare act that inappropriately bears the name "affordable". If I am not mistaken, we are at the last resort stage now.

    Hello, is this thing on?

    We should remind our legislators that their words of promise have become meaningless, and the line between those whom we would call 'Republican' to the evil that is progressivism, is truly blurred.

    Know which side you are on or get the hell out of the way.

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    BREAKING - Stupak Endorses Prominent Conservative

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 09:59:46 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Primaries, Republicans, CD1, Dan Benishek, Jason Gillman, Congress, Endorsement, Dennis Lennox, Democrat, Fool, Governor, Bart Stupak (all tags)

    Reposted from MTTM - I am honored  .. I guess? ~ jg

    In an unexpected move, Former Congressman Bart Stupak has endorsed across the aisle, and named Jason Gillman the man to beat for the governorship of Michigan.

    Speculation ended only yesterday, when the 1st district Democrat declared that he would rather run against fellow first district citizen, businessman, and author Jason Gillman, for Governor of Michigan, than he would against the current incumbent Rick Snyder.  "My goal is to win back the state for Democrats, and I think I could actually beat Gillman," Stupak said. "And anyhow who is that guy?"

    Stupak's campaign manager Dennis Lennox was hired by the former trooper and legislator after it was determined that he was personally responsible for a long string of Republican losses. Lennox reportedly said "What can I say? Its not everyone who has such consistent results," and when questioned about his last paying job, he simply replied "please talk to my attorney."

    Stupak was recently recruited by Michigan Democrats by newly installed Dem Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson who lives in the 1st district apparently still 'owed one' to the former congressman not for political favors, but from "that time when he was a trooper and was really cool and let me off with a warning." according to Johnson.

    The endorsement of Gillman is seen as a wise strategic move by Team Stupak, and is expected to move all the big [liberal] money in the Republican primary to a non incumbent.

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    A Method To The Madness

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 09:00:48 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, The Power Of Congress, Congress, Candace Miller, Dave Camp, Bill Huizinga, Justin Amash, Mike Rogers, Dan Benishek, Tim Walberg, Fred Upton, Kerry Bentivolio (all tags)

    There is a reason I publish the press releases.

    It opens a dialogue to Michigan's representatives. Our folks who travel to that distant land to make the rules and spend our monies. They presumably speak and act for us, so its an opportunity to remind them of their mission, and the things they CAN do. They can subpoena, they can investigate, they can IMPEACH! But one thing that is as relevant as anything is in the financial end, and affects our prosperity.  So a question should be asked and answered.

    With Congress having the power of the purse, why on earth is the EPA, the NLRB, the BIA, HHS, DOE, DOE-2 (ed), and HUD still funded?

    I would argue that simply eliminating these agencies, we not only reduce or eliminate the deficits, but we also spark a new round of economic prosperity.  Each agency is a block in some way to innovation, individual rights, and the ability for the little guy to get ahead.

    • De-fund the EPA, and the producers can catch up to the overzealous regulatory controls.  Congress itself should have such power.
    • De-fund the NLRB, and the Job creators can stop worrying about the feds up their butt when staffing changes are necessary.  There is no constitutional allowance for the existence for the NLRB anyhow.
    • The BIA?  Why do we still have nations within our nation?  And why do we allow their citizens to participate in OUR election process when there is no way we could do the same. As an FYI, there are things that can be done on the RES that are not constitutional.
    • HHS holds the key to Obamacare.  If it is gone, so is Obamacare.  Why is it still operating? Could Candace Miller check that for us?  How about it Dave Camp? (Who said it was on the table when I asked in 2010)  DR. Dan? Mike? Justin? Fred? Kerry? Tim?!
    • The DOE has been around long enough to see to it that no nuclear power facilities are developed in decades, Coal resources are allowed to be blocked by the EPA, Natural resources are closed off to energy production, solar power is presented as a viable alternative and is mandated, and our technology is exported to competing world powers.  Higher energy cost due to its existence kill job creation. Whats not to love?
    • The DOE-2 (dept of education) offers no advantage over state directed curriculum.  It burdens our schools with dumbing-down CORE mandates, and funnels precious tax dollars to non performing institutions. It has no mandate under the constitution.  Schools are not a federal concern.
    • Finally, there is HUD. Under this monstrosity, the milking of America is complete. There is nothing that compares to a new subsidized housing project in a community that is once thriving, but then is overwhelmed by the type of people who occupy them.  Festering hives of poverty develop where HUD sets up shop. I have spoken to more than a few emergency workers who have experienced the urbanization of HUD.  Their towns and cites are in shambles.  The calls to these places of government largess are far in excess of those in suburbia or rural non planned environments.

    HUD is a cornerstone of A21 as well.  The leveling of America to the lowered European standards that the entire world should enjoy.  Communities are promised grant moneys through HUD to install their honeycombed urban dwellings in areas that have no need for the moneys. Naive local governments find these things hard to resist. Free Money, though ignored is the ongoing cost of inviting a permanent welfare settlement.

    We de-fund and eliminate HUD, and people have to actually WORK to pay for their housing once more. Working builds wealth. Wealth is a nation's strength.

    And frankly, its perfectly alright if the United States of America were to actually try to be the best again.

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    Benishek Reply To The Imposter

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 01:36:47 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, USA, 2nd Amendment, Dan Benishek, Gun Control, Obama (all tags)

    Dr. Dan speaks out.

    WASHINGTON, DC:  Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) today released the following statement after the Obama Administration announced its plan to pursue sweeping new gun control measures:

    "Law-abiding gun owners in Northern Michigan should not have their Second Amendment rights restricted because of the actions of criminals that are determined to hurt innocent people.  We cannot allow our Constitutional rights to be eroded to achieve a false sense of security.

    While I believe we need to have a national conversation about violence, our society's values, and the state of mental health care in this country, I don't think the President's plan to take guns out of the hands of responsible people is the answer.  Guns are not the problem, evil people are.  The only thing these proposed restrictions would do is prevent law-abiding individuals from protecting their homes, children, and businesses.

    The Administration has also stated it intends to sidestep the legislative branch to implement its new gun control measures without the approval of Congress.  That is unacceptable.  The American people deserve to have this debate done the right way--in the open and with the consent of their elected representatives."



    Impeachment is an option.  Put all the damn cards on the table.

    NOT just for this effort.

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    So You Know Whom They are

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 12:09:49 AM EST
    Tags: Fiscal Cliff, Debt Ceiling, Michigan, Congressmen, HR 8, Dan Benishek, Bill Huizenga, Dave Camp, Fred Upton, Congressman Tim Walberg, Mike Rogers, Candice Miller, Thaddeus McCotter (all tags)

    Once upon a time we had a wall of shame.

    We placed the names of those who supposedly stand for responsible government, and would have presumably known their power, upon these pages.  We pointed out how they buckled to the deceiver in the white house, and perpetuated the burden on our children ad finitum.  The faces and names have only been slightly changed,but here we go again, seeing the inability to recognize where the lines must be drawn. It was Congressman Dan Benishek, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Congressman Dave Camp, Congressman Fred Upton, Congressman Tim Walberg, Congressman Mike Rogers, Congresswoman Candice Miller, and the notorious Congressman Thaddeus McCotter who allowed the debt ceiling to increase.

    No line in the sand was drawn, no ultimatum, just a stupid deal that we have understood for the last several months to be a "fiscal cliff" of automatic cuts, punishments, reductions, tax increases, etc. The obvious toilet bowl baby of massive proportion, baked up by the usual suspects. And rubber stamped on the foreheads of the dummies who call themselves Republican from the list above.

    Redemption requires a real change of heart.  

    Amash played it right the first time.  He understood that the Marxists in the other chamber, and specifically the thug holding the executive office could not be trusted without limits being placed on them.  The debt, the spending, the taxation, and all the graft accompanying this most recent development changed nothing, but in fact buys the urn in which the ashes of our constitution will reside.  The good representative needs no remorse, for he has served his office well.

    He was joined in resisting the less than acceptable bludgeon to common sense and morality that Congress has dealt tonight.

    Justim Amash, Tim Walberg, and Bill Huizinga, were alone out of our Michigan contingent to vote against being steam rolled. They voted against a package that raises taxes, spends MORE and does NOTHING to solve the debt or the deficit that we will likely never see an end to; at least until the collapse of our currency. Walberg and Huizinga have recognized the stakes in allowing the future of our country to be defined by the other side.

    Dave Camp, Fred Upton, Candace Miller, and Dan Benishek? Just plain pathetic, weak, and merely useless.


    Perhaps deserving of another spot on the wall.

    Update [2013-1-2 6:42:10 by JGillman]: And how this one slipped I don't know. Mike Rogers as well. (Thanks C1)

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    Last Nights Highlights

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 11:05:24 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, CD1, Congress, Debate, Dan Benishek, Gary McDowall, Stabenow, Torture, Meat Puppets (all tags)

    Pure torture. And no, its not the Romney/Obama debate of which I speak.

    Last night was a busy one in the Grand Traverse area.  Along with anticipation for the presidential debate scheduled to start at 9pm, there was a popular hearing on a $25 septic tank assessment scheduled for 6pm, and a Benishek/McDowell debate scheduled for 7pm at the local library.  The assessment hearing had upwards of 600 people show up unexpectedly, (out of those 25,000 septic tank owners) resulting in cancellation of the hearing, and subsequent meetings today and tomorrow. (someday I may relate that tale) The Benishek/McDowall event was standing room only.

    Dan Benishek gets it.

    There is no question, DR. Dan understands the mechanics of how jobs are created better than his opponent.  He understands as well as anyone why the 'Affordable Healthcare Act' is the ruin of good medicine.  However, it wasn't until the second to last question of the debate that he was clearly understood.  Debating skills were not at all present at this affair.  Benishek's "I am not a politician", being the theme of his campaign, and partially the theme of last nights event?

    No kidding.  

    More below the fold.

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